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Offline Steviewhitt

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2017, 04:32:05 PM »
Just another thought.

The gun being licensed wouldn't have stopped this happening, but I can see the media and PC brigade making it sound as though it wouldn't have happened had it been licensed.

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Re: Worrying news
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2017, 09:35:52 AM »
The gun being licensed wouldn't have stopped this happening......

You're right, it wouldn't.

The Law is already in place that ALL airguns MUST be stored securely..........for example, in a locked gunbag or case, chained to the wall (or some other immoveable object), in a locked cupboard or room, be fitted with a trigger lock so it can't be fired....etc etc etc.

Obviously the owner of that airgun chose to ignore that there's nothing to suggest he'd have complied with it in any other instance either.

As to your previous comments about a safety catch Steve.........AFAIK, in this country an airgun having a safety catch isn't a legal requirement, but in some other countries it is.
Many British manufacturers who were producing air rifles without a safety catch then had to retro fit them to be able to sell their wares abroad...........Air Arms being able to sell their airguns in America, being a prime example.